Thursday, January 31, 2008

Shop dogs!

We thought you might like to know a little about some additional staff members here at Yellow Bird, Tillie and Diego.

This is Tillie (aka The Little Princess), on Amy's lap. Check out those ears! She loves pina coladas, getting caught in the rain... oops! I mean, food, naps, toys, children and walks. Many of you have been welcomed to Yellow Bird by Tillie- she takes her job as Greeter very seriously (unless is she otherwise occupied by one of her other loves as listed above).

And this is Diego (aka The Beast). He is, without a doubt, one of the cutest dogs we've ever met, and one of the naughiest as well. He doesn't mean to be naughty really, he just gets bored, and well... he can keep himself busy if left to his own devices, but we're usually not pleased with the results. He doesn't have an official job title yet... we're working on crafting one to fit his particular energetic, high energy personality.

They both love treats, and we have a box of milkbones in the classroom. Let us know if you'd like to make a new friend next time you're in!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Learning Curve

Well, if you read the previous post, you've no doubt formed the opinion that we don't have a clue what on earth we're doing. Well, it's not quite that bad, but we do tend to muck things up a bit as we learn..... Sound like anyone else you know? We've been on a bit of a handbag trip lately - thought you might enjoy seeing one of our new finds. Amy went to quilt market last summer, and found this delightful company called Goody, Goody. They make the most exquisite hand bags! The bags are made of silk with reinforced nylon bottoms and handles. All the bags feature hand crafted silk flowers, and they will just make you melt!

We do have a number of these bags in stock in different styles and colors, so give the shop a jingle if you're interested in giving one of these beauties a new home! You'll find our contact information on our web site

On the sew-it-yourself front, our newest love of a bag is Amy Butler's Frenchie Bag. We made up our shop sample in some of Kaffe Fassett's newest fabrics - always a shop favorite! The pattern is easy enough for even beginning beginners - if you can read and sew a relatively consistent seam, you'll be able to master this pattern. You'll find, of course, that you will become addicted to the ease of construction for this pattern, and will be making handbags to match this or that outfit, and naturally one for each of the girlfriends! Again, contact the shop, and we can get a bag kitted up and out in the post for you!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

And a lovely new year.....

Well, if you've found our blog and been wondering just what is going on since there hasn't been a post in a month.... All we can say is that time has been not flying, but zooming by. We promise to do better!
That's a photo of the birds at Yellow Bird Art... from left to right: my mom, Angela- in the store visiting- and her dog, Tillie, Barb, Sue, Sandy our assistant manager, and me. Bolts of new Kaffe Fassett fabrics have been arriving in what seems to be a steady stream. Our UPS delivery man, Kim, is beginning to think about taking up quilting, he's here so often!
One of our biggest projects as of late has been working on getting fabrics onto our web site, for purchase. We'll have new Kaffe fabrics, new patterns & kits and some really unique gift items. We have stacks and stacks of more new fabrics to scan and send off for up-loading, so be sure to visit our web site often.